Elk is the largest member of the Deer family. It is also the tallest hoofed animal after the giraffe. But if the giraffe reaches this height due to the long neck, then the elk is a true giant. Moose have been hunted for centuries, but the attitude to this animal was not purely consumer, but respectful. Among American Indians, it was considered an honor to bear the name of an Elk.
Among other deer, elk stands out for its appearance. First of all, its huge size is striking — the body length can reach 3 m, the height of the elk exceeds 2 m, the weight is 500-600 kg. the body of the elk is relatively short, but the legs are very long. The moose’s muzzle is also not like its fellows. The head of the elk is large and heavy, the muzzle is long, and the large upper lip slightly overhangs the lower one. Continue reading